|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||12 June 2014|
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Vaarsuvius runs blocking against the weather.
- The Order of the Stick
- Blackwing ◀ ▶
- "Durkon" ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
Blackwing: Wow. Now I'm not just sick—I'm cold, wet, and sick. Awesome!
Vaarsuvius: I would have thought leaving the vessel to fly free would improve your vigor.
Vaarsuvius: Also, I require your assistance.
- Panel 2
Cutaway to the deck of the Mechane.
Vaarsuvius (inset): Though the former Master Thundershield endeavors to control the weather, the effort will require a further six minutes of spellcasting, followed by a ten minute period of gradual meteorological transition.
Roy: You’re the one who said if he couldn’t do it, it’d prove you right.
Belkar: Yeah, but you never listen to me! So don’t listen to me now! I mean then! Damn it!!
- Panel 3
Cut back to V.
Vaarsuvius: During that time, the vessel remains vulnerable to further lightning strikes.
Vaarsuvius: Our mission is to counter any such discharge.
- Panel 4
Blackwing: Ok, but… what do you need me for?
Vaarsuvius: I require maximum perceptive capabilities. Stay close and watch the clouds.
Blackwing: But what about—
- Panel 5
They fly through the storm.
- Panel 6
- Panel 7
Lightning crashes, "KKABOOM!"
Vaarsuvius: Wall of Force!!
- Panel 8
Blackwing: I can’t believe that worked. How many more times can you do that?
Vaarsuvius: Once, with a Forcecage. After that, I will be forced to rely on my secondary blocking plan.
Blackwing: Which is?
Vaarsuvius: Casting Protection from Electricity on you and then polymorphing you into a gargantuan roc.
- Panel 9
Blackwing: Hmmm. I am torn between indignant outrage and giddy anticipation.
Vaarsuvius: No, I won’t sit on your shoulder and pretend that I am your familiar.
Blackwing: Outrage it is, then!
D&D Context Edit
- Wall of Force is a 5th level spell which creates a wall with an area up to 10-foot square per level.